Coherence Therapy: Facilitating Transformational Change Through Memory Reconsolidation



This is a 6-hour workshop webinar with Bruce Ecker, LMFT consisting of streaming video that is viewed on-demand available between 1:00 am ET on September 14, 2021 and stops working at about 1:00 am ET on December 31, 2021

Follow-up Q&A

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am ET

2nd Follow-up Q&A

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 am ET

Can’t Attend Live? This streaming video webinar is viewed on-demand available between 1:00 am ET on September 14, 2021 and stops working at about 1:00 am ET on October 19, 2021. The live Follow-up Q&A will be recorded and archived.

Bonus: Upon registration, you will receive a courtesy copy of the 93-page Coherence Therapy Practice Manual and Training Guide.

Follow up Q&A

Coherence Therapy facilitates transformational change — which is what happens when psychotherapy is at its wonderful best. This is when we see a deep shift end suffering by eliminating unwanted behaviours, emotions, moods, thoughts, or somatic disturbance.

Many systems of therapy produce such life-renewing change, but do so using different theoretical or metaphorical models for how that transformational change happens. They also have different techniques for achieving it. And many therapists who practice highly effective systems like AEDP, EFT, EMDR, IFS, IPNB, ISTDP, or SE, yearn for answers to these fundamental questions:

  • How and why do these different methods and theories produce the same quality of transformational therapeutic change?
  • What is the difference between attempted “corrective experiences” that do produce lasting change and those that do not? 


This Coherence Therapy workshop answers these burning questions unambiguously. These answers can guide your use of preferred therapeutic methods to produce transformational change with unprecedented consistency.

The core of these answers lies in understanding memory reconsolidation. Memory reconsolidation is the brain’s innate mechanism for profound unlearning. And this unlearning fundamentally nullifies an existing emotional learning (core belief, schema, mental model) at the level of its neural encoding.  

Research by neuroscientists since 2000 has progressively clarified how memory reconsolidation works. Our presenter, psychotherapist Bruce Ecker and co-originator of Coherence Therapy, is deeply versed in that extensive research. In fact, Ecker has been at the forefront of developing its therapeutic use since 2006.

“Erasure” is the term used by many neuroscientists for the nullification of a target emotional learning. It is brought about by a well-defined sequence of experiences that was identified in laboratory studies. Erasure has subsequently been detected in therapy sessions that produced transformational change in many widely different therapy systems.  

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to —

  • Define memory reconsolidation and explain how it differs from emotional regulation.
  • Explain and contrast the mechanisms of the two fundamental types of change that occur in psychotherapy, counteractive change versus transformational change.
  • List and explain the three distinct markers of transformational change that both neuroscientists and clinicians use to verify that memory reconsolidation and erasure have occurred.
  • Name and explain the specific experience identified by researchers that unlocks the neural encoding of a target emotional learning, launching the memory reconsolidation process.
  • List and define the three component experiences in the “empirically confirmed process of erasure” demonstrated in neuroscience research on memory reconsolidation.
  • List and define the three steps of preparation necessary for carrying out the erasure process consistently in therapy. 
  • Define in one sentence Coherence Therapy’s methodology for facilitating transformational change. 
  • Define Coherence Therapy’s central principle of “symptom coherence” and explain how it accounts for both symptom production and symptom cessation. 
  • List the steps of Coherence Therapy’s methodology and explain how they correspond to the steps of the memory reconsolidation process of erasure. 
  • Define the ingredients of the “juxtaposition experience” created in Coherence Therapy to fulfill the brain’s requirements for nullifying and erasing an emotional learning through memory reconsolidation. 
  • Name and define three experiential techniques that shift unconscious, implicit emotional learnings into richly felt, conscious targets of change. 
  • Name and define three experiential techniques for finding a decisive disconfirmation of a revealed emotional learning or schema.

Follow-Up Q & A Session with Bruce Ecker

Join Bruce for a Follow-Up Q & A session to:

Ask questions that have arisen since the webinar
Share unexpected insights, experiences and challenges that you have encountered as you put some of what you have learnt into practice

Live Follow-Up Q & A Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Broadcast Time: 10:45 am – 11:45 am ET

The Follow-Up Q & A Sessions are designed to help webinar participants further integrate and deepen their understanding and implementation of webinar material. After having had a chance to absorb and reflect on what you learnt in the webinar, you are invited to join the speaker in an hour-long Q & A session to ask questions, share your experiences in implementing some of the ideas explored in the webinar and discuss challenges and unexpected insights that may have arisen.

Bruce Ecker, LMFT, is co-originator of Coherence Therapy and co-director and co-founder of the Coherence Psychology Institute. He is co-author of Unlocking the Emotional Brain: Eliminating Symptoms at Their Roots Using Memory Reconsolidation; and the Coherence Therapy Practice Manual & Training Guide. Bruce is also co-author of Depth Oriented Brief Therapy: How to Be Brief When You Were Trained to Be Deep and Vice Versa. 

Clarifying how transformational therapeutic change occurs is the central theme of Bruce Ecker’s clinical career. He has contributed many innovations in concepts and methods of experiential psychotherapy. Since 2006, Bruce has led the clinical field’s recognition of memory reconsolidation as the core process of transformational change. His many conference presentations, writings, trainings, and online videos have extensively mapped out how neuroscience research findings on memory reconsolidation translate into major advances in the effectiveness and unification of psychotherapy.

Bruce Ecker lives in New York City. The full scope of his work is available at

Topic Covered
1 hr 25 min The core process of memory reconsolidation in Coherence Therapy 
38 min Case example 1:  Compulsive inaction and underachieving
35 min Case example 2:  Depression, guilt, complicated bereavement
30 min Case example 3:  Anger
30 min Case example 4:  Boy’s physical aggression (family session)
47 min Case example 5:  Chronic terror (complex attachment trauma)
22 min Case example 6:  Stage fright (traumatic memory retriggering)
45 min Case example 7:  Eruption of “torturous” feelings
13 min Review of techniques and stance

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • This webinar is eligible for US CEs for a $40 fee payable through Further details will be sent to all registrants after the webinar and follow-up Q&A are over.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation at no extra charge which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar + Q&A Rate CAD$275.00

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